Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Layouts

Since I moved in early December, I have not made a single layout. That is until Friday. And now I'm on a roll! I finished my Happiness album and have moved onto my Life album. Here are the four layouts I've done:

It's amazing how much my style has changed since my last LO:

By the way, that layout won me a contest :)

Other than that I am just waiting on my new boss at my new job to call me...just waiting...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Altered Graphic 45 Jumbo Clothes Pin & New Job!

First off, a shout out to Jules over at The Jule Box for the amazing kit she sold me this last week. WOW! I was so excited to get it. Here is how I altered the jumbo 9" clothespin:

The back side of the Art Nouveau - Hey You! - paper covers this side of the pin.
I added bling from the kit and used a ribbon rose made by my talented friend Kima.

I used an image from A Proper Gentleman (from Graphic 45's collection) sheet of paper here. Then I glimmer misted the kit's white Primas with Brick and Scarlet. I added the pebble for the center and finished it off with the kit's key charm.

Art Nouveau - Hey You! - Collection from Graphic 45 and A Proper Gentleman Collection from Graphic 45. A string of pearls adorns this side of the pin, flowing from a cluster of flowers, pebbles and charms. Black lace trims the left side.

I covered the inside of the pin with the vintage music sheet, and the other side is covered with ripped French novel paper.

This booklet opens up to reveal space for pictures. I made the top flower and stacked it on a Daisy Doodle Prima flower. I used Jules' idea of cutting the paper line's name and using it as the book's name :)

Handmade rose by me centered with a pearl from Jules. Three rosebuds glimmer misted with Pashmina. Vintage metal button from Jules, a fleur de lis punch out from Jules with her bling, and a crown charm in the kit.

The front side of the pin covered with the decorative side of the Art Nouveau - Hey You! - paper from Graphic 45.

Awesome kit, Jules, thank you for the inspiration!

On a personal note, I quit my job Thursday night. I felt God pulling me away, and I hated the job to begin with. Never liked a second of it. So I listened to God and left. I applied to Subway, where I worked last year in South Bend, IN (home of Notre Dame) and thought it was a pretty awful job...but that was until I found work at Life Time Fitness. Looking back, it was an easy job with a little bit of stress during rushes. Nothing compared to the hell I endured at LTF. Anywho, I applied on Friday afternoon, and 24 hours later I am employed with them again!

I am going on a scrapbook retreat with my friends from in June to Montana, so a job is crucial for my financial situation. God is so good! I don't always say it so enthusiastically, but right now things are good so I praise God for this opportunity. Thank you, Lord, for not letting me down. You never really do.